My Quest For Career Bliss–Yes It Does Exist

My daddy could sell ‘ice to an Eskimo’, or so I was told.  I remember my daddy as a jovial person, he laughed more often and heartier than any human I have still yet to meet.  I remember tracing the deep sunburst craters that fanned out from the corners of his eyes at only 35.   He… Read More

That Time At ThinkGeek When I left Without Buying What I Wanted

Orange County is one of those awesome spots that texts you when it’s your turn at the DMV; This gives you room to wander, and wastes less time sitting around in a stuffy and overcrowded waiting area.  With the kids under the care of a babysitter I embraced my three hour wait wandering the Florida Mall without children… Read More

Wal-Mart- What’s Wrong With Retail

It was my first week on the job as we all stood around the hideous old fixture building bamboo arrangements out of the mugs we had snatched from the clearance table.   We were to fill the mugs with river pebbles, place in 3, 5, or 7 bamboo stalks, and then tie them with raffia to… Read More

Eddie Bauer:: Keeping the Faith

*   *   * Preface He stuck his head in the door of my office, his eyes sparked with inspiration, ” can I talk to you about something?” I looked to either side of me, but I was the only occupant of the small 6′ by 6′ box that served as my private office.… Read More

The Missed Connection:: Retail Edition

She giggled with delight.  Spending her down time reading the exciting and sometimes illicit posts found in the “missed connections” corner of Craigslist had become a favorite of the distractions since she had discovered that quiet walls had become just another of the unintended and unexpected results of her recent divorce.  The most common of these near… Read More